Three US veterans killed themselves within five days of each other at VA treatment facilities.

2 months ago

According to a new report, three US Army veterans killed themselves within five days of each other at VA treatment facilities in Georgia and Texas.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: On April 5, 29-year-old Navy veteran Gary Pressley shot himself in a parking lot at Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, Georgia.

Pressley, according to his mother, he had recently had mental health problems. Her sister said she called the VA a few moments before her death, saying he was threatening suicide, WMAZ-TV reported.

The following day, in Decatur, Georgia, 68-year-old Olen Hancock was killed in front of the main entrance of the Atlanta VA Medical Center, the newspaper reported.

The third suicide occurred on Tuesday when an unidentified vet shot himself in front of hundreds of people in the waiting room of a VA clinic in Austin, Texas.

Legislators at Capitol Hill have called for more services for vets in difficulty.